ITF-14 Carton Barcodes
An ITF-14 (also known as GTIN 14 or TUN) is a 14-digit code used on the delivery box for a retail product (based on the retail product’s 13-digit barcode number). Purchase your ITF-14 Carton Code below.
ITF-14 Carton Barcodes
This will create ITF-14 carton barcodes for you.
Please specify in the ‘additional information’ section what EAN-13 barcode you need the ITF-14 created from (up to 9 ITF-14 Images can be created from each EAN-13 code). This system is automated and if you supply valid EAN13 barcode numbers, it will create the ITF14 barcodes automatically and email them to you in a few minutes. If you want ITF14 barcodes for 12 digit UPC numbers, please add a leading 0 to the UPC numbers when entering them in the ‘additional information’ box.
If you are purchasing an EAN-13 barcode at the same time as an ITF-14 barcode, then just ignore the ‘additional information’ section (we will assign an EAN-13 barcode to you, and then use that barcode to create the ITF-14 carton code images).
ITF-14 barcode images are for the outside of a shipping carton containing a quantity of your retail product.
The ITF-14 barcode is based on your EAN-13 retail barcode number.
The ITF-14 barcode images will be emailed to you in a standard size with 4 different formats (.jpg, .pdf, .png, .svg) once the order has been received.
Quantity Price per image 1 $ 30 2 $ 25 each 3 $ 20 each 4-9 $ 15 each 10 – 19 $ 8 each 20 – 49 $ 5 each 50+ $ 2.50 each
NOTE: ITF-14 barcodes are for the shipping cartons (or delivery boxes) only, they are not for use on your retail products. If your carton is being sold at retail level, you should use an EAN-13 retail barcode on the carton. NB: ITF-14 barcodes are also called Shipping Container Codes (SCC-14), Carton Codes, or GTIN-14 barcodes.
Sample ITF-14 Carton Code
How to use your ITF-14 Carton Code:
After we process your order, you will receive an email containing your ITF-14 Code images (similar to the barcode below):
The ITF-14 barcode images will be sent in 4 different formats (jpeg, png, SVG & pdf), and they will be 157mm x 48mm in size. You can then put the ITF-14 Code onto your delivery carton.
Note: ITF-14 Codes are only used for the outer shipping containers/cartons containing the retail products. They are not used on retail products themselves (all products for retail sale need EAN barcodes).
Some examples of how to use an ITF-14 code:
If you were delivering cans of coconut milk to retail stores in cartons that contained 48 cans each, and these cans were to be sold separately (as individual cans), you would need:
1) One EAN barcode (e.g. ‘0123456789012’) to go onto each of the cans; and
2) One ITF-14 Code (based on your EAN barcode – i.e. ‘10123456789019’) to go onto each of the outer delivery cartons.
If your coconut milk cans were to be sold in retail stores both as individual cans and as 6-pack boxes of cans, then you would need:
1) Two different EAN barcodes (one to go onto the cans being sold individually, and the other to go onto the 6-pack boxes). All products for retail sale (whether individual or sold in bulk) need EAN barcodes. You would also need:
2) Two ITF-14 carton codes (one based on each of the EAN barcode numbers). One ITF code will go on the delivery cartons that contain the individual cans. The other ITF-14 code will go on the delivery cartons that deliver the 6-pack boxes of cans.
Here are some common questions:
This means that if the retailers only use barcodes for option 1, you can get away with having the same barcode for 2 product variations (i.e. different colours of the same product). However, if the retailer uses barcodes for option 2, then a different barcode will be required for each product variation.
In general, retailers prefer to stock products that will be straightforward to manage. Some retailers may prefer not to stock products if they have to manually count how many are left of each size and reorder accordingly. Therefore it is recommended that you have a different barcode for each variation.
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